October 14th with Temple Grandin and Yuh-Line Niou
Why is neurodiversity a rising tide in employment, and how can we ensure people of all backgrounds are lifted by the movement? In pursuit of answers, we’re excited to announce our upcoming virtual webinar and panel discussion, “Neurodiversity Rising: Eliminating bias from hiring” on October 14th at 1pm EST. Tickets are free, and the event is open to employers and job seekers, advocates and allies, and anyone interested in ways to promote opportunity for all.
Join us as we define and explore the value of autism and other forms of neurodiversity at work, examine how identities of race, gender and sexuality intersect, and share ways to prevent hiring bias from unfairly excluding highly qualified job candidates.
We are thrilled to welcome two powerful keynote speakers: Dr. Temple Grandin, groundbreaking advocate and author, and NY State Assembly member Yuh-Line Niou, the first Asian-American and openly autistic woman to represent District 65 of lower Manhattan. An expert panel will also be with us to talk through issues of intersectionality, bias and how to cultivate real, meaningful inclusion in the workplace.
For us, this webinar is more than just another event. These issues are of crucial importance to work as we move forward in a new era of impact for our organization and the neurodiversity movement as a whole. We’ve grown so much over the past few years, but there is still much work to do to ensure equal opportunity at work. On October 14th, we’ll share what we’ve learned about creating a more fair and effective hiring process, and look to the future with our speakers and panelists, and discuss how to move forward, together.
Key takeaways will be published and provided to all attendees. You’ll leave inspired and empowered to take new and bold steps toward our shared goal of a more equitable and representative workforce—for everyone.